Glorious Gardens & Wine Tour


[Full Day Private Tour] From the historic Company Gardens in town to the impressive display of fauna and flora in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, this is the tour for those with green fingers and a love for watching things grow. Add some wine tasting, and you’ve got a great day planned a mere 45 minutes away from Cape Town.

Pickup 9am ~ 5pm drop-off.

  • Pick up from accommodation in and around Cape Town or The Company’s Garden of Cape Town, where some of the very first vines were planted in South Africa
  • Stroll through the famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a fantastic representation of South Africa’s unique fauna and flora (including indigenous fynbos)
  • Taste the award-winning wines and tour the historic Vergelegen Wine Estate and its stunning gardens
  • Indulge in a delicious bistro lunch at Cavalli, set against the backdrop of the estate’s magnificent (and also 
indigenous) ‘tapestry’ of gardens designed by Keith Kirsten
  • Wine tasting and walk through the diverse gardens at Babylonstoren, inspired by The Company’s Garden 
in Cape Town
  • Stock up on lush, green memories of the winelands and superb wine

Tour Interary

  • Company Gardens

    Start the day with a stroll through Cape Town's first garden

  • Kirstenbosch Gardens

    Explore South Africa’s unique fauna and flora

  • Wine tasting

    Taste award-winning wine in the gardens

  • Lunch

    Have lunch at a beautiful wine estate (lunch on own account)

  • Garden wine tasting

    Finish your day admiring the gardens of a celebrated wine estate whilst tasting wine

Tour Highlights

Breathtaking Views
Outdoor Activities
Wine Tastings
Private Tour Guide

Full Details

The tour starts at the historic Company’s Gardens of Cape Town, which is where the very first planting of vines were situated in South Africa. Perhaps a good cup of coffee before heading off to the next spot, the lush Kirstenbosch Botanical garden nestled at the eastern foot of Table Mountain. When Kirstenbosch was founded in 1913 to preserve the country’s unique flora, it was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos.

You will then head from Cape Town to Vergelegen, a wine estate that has been nominated as a World Heritage Site. It boasts 17 formal gardens that are intricately interwoven in the Cape Cultural existence.

Next you will have the opportunity to indulge in a delicious bistro lunch at Cavalli, set against the backdrop of the estate’s magnificent (and also 
indigenous) ‘tapestry’ of gardens designed by Keith Kirsten.

Your final stop is the Babylonstoren Garden, which was inspired by the Company’s Gardens which you visited in the morning. The garden is divided into fifteen clusters spanning vegetable areas, berries, bees, indigenous plants, ducks and chickens and includes a prickly pear maze. Finish off the whole tour with a well-deserved glass of wine.

Rate includes: Pick up and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private guide/driver, entrance fee to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, entrance to Babylonstoren Garden, 3 wine tastings

Rate excludes: Lunch and gratuity

Please contact us to request a quote.

*NOTE: For last minute bookings, special requests or large groups, please contact us at +27 79 607 1978 or [email protected]

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